EDITED VOLUMES Alexa Weik von Mossner’s edited collections.

EDITED COLLECTIONS

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Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film

Edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner

Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014

  • Introduction – Alexa Weik von Mossner

PART I: General and Theoretical Considerations      

  • Emotion and Affect in Eco-films: Cognitive and Phenomenological Approaches – David Ingram.     
  • Emotions of Consequence? Viewing Eco-documentaries from a Cognitive Perspective –Alexa Weik von Mossner
  • Irony and Contemporary Ecocinema: Theorizing a New Affective Paradigm – Nicole Seymour

PART II: Anthropomorphism and the Non-Human in Documentary Film

  • On the “Inexplicable Magic of Cinema”: Critical Anthropomorphism, Emotion, and the Wildness of Wildlife Films – Bart Welling
  • Emotion and Political Environmental Documentary: Darwin’s Nightmare and The Cove –Belinda Smaill
  • Documenting Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics at Sea – Robin Murray and Joseph K. Heumann

PART III: The Effects and Affects of Animation

  • Animation, Realism, and the ‘Genre of Nature’ – David Whitley
  • What Can a Film Do? Assessing Avatar’s Global Affects – Adrian Ivakhiv
  • Animated Eco-cinema and Affect: A Case Study of Pixar’s UP – Pat Brereton

PART IV: The Affect of Place and Time

  • Moving Home: Documentary Film and Other Remediations of Post-Katrina New Orleans – Janet Walker
  • (Re)presenting the Ecological Indian and Eco-Activism in Contemporary Native American Film – Salma Monani
  • Affect and Environment in Two Artists’ Films and a Video – Sean Cubitt

Academic reviews:

Rust, Stephen. 2016. Review Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 22 (4): 919-921.

Anson, April. 2016. Review Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner. University of Toronto Quarterly 85 (3):  367-368.

Gaier, Ted. 2015. Review Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner. The Goose 14 (1): 1-4.

Wiegand, Erin E. 2015. Review Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner. Interdisciplinary Humanities 32 (2): 119-123.


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The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture

Edited by Sylvia Mayer and Alexa Weik von Mossner 

Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2014

  • Introduction: The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture – Sylvia Mayer and Alexa Weik von Mossner

PART I Fictionalizing Global Climate Change

  • Explorations of the Controversially Real: Risk, the Climate Change Novel, and the Narrative of Anticipation – Sylvia Mayer
  • Risk, Denial and Narrative Form in Climate Change Fiction: Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior and Ilija Trojanow’s Melting Ice – Axel Goodbody
  • Things We Didn’t See Coming – Riskscapes in Climate Change Fiction – Antonia Mehnert

II Representations of Nuclear Risk

  • “These Rays May Be Helpful or Harmful”: The Depiction of Radium in Early 20th Century American Newspapers – Holger Kersten
  • The Stuff of Fear: Emotion, Ethics, and the Materiality of Nuclear Risk in Silkwood and The China Syndrome – Alexa Weik von Mossner
  • Nuclear Risk, Domestic Responsibility, and the Uses of Comedy: Elizabeth Stuckey-French’s The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady – Anna Thiemann

III Environmental Risks Across Media

  • Beyond Climate Refugees: Nature, Risk and Migration in American Poetry – Christine Gerhardt
  • A Sense of an Ending – Risk, Catastrophe and Precarious Humanity in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake – Karin Höpker
  • “It’s theoretically possible”: Disaster and Risk in Contemporary American Film – Nicole Maruo-Schröder
  • Green Gaming: Video Games and Environmental Risk – Colin Milburn

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Dislocations and Ecologies

Edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner and Christoph Irmscher

Special Issue of EJES: European Journal of English Studies (2012) 16.2.

  • Dislocations and Ecologies: An Introduction – Alexa Weik von Mossner & Christoph Irmscher
  • Reduced Ecologies: Science Fiction and the Meanings of Biological Scarcity – Ursula Heise
  • Transplantations: Vegetation Imagery in the Poetry of Derek Walcott and Lorna Goodison – Marija Bergam
  • ‘There was a Time’: Postcolonial Ecology and Mourning in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow – Senayon Olaoluwa
  • Husbandry, Agriculture and Ecocide Reading: Bessie Head’s When Rain Clouds Gather as a Postcolonial Gorgic — Elspeth Tulloch
  • A Sense of No-Place: Avatar and the Pitfalls of Ecocentric Identification — Hannes Bergthaller
  • Louis Agassiz’s Animal Flowers:  Embodiment, Ethics and the Nineteenth-Century Scientific gaze – Deanna Wendel

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